So our story is pretty much the same as everyone else’s on the East Coast right now…SNOW. And being in the South, that can mean a major bread shortage! Kind of a running joke, but it’s a reality in Tennessee.
But I don’t worry about the “knead” for bread, because I’m lucky enough to be able to make my own! Have flour, will bake!
I wanted to share with you the biscuit recipe I made this morning. It’s super easy to follow and pretty tasty if I do say so myself.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need-
• 2¼ Cups Flour
• 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
• 1 Tablespoon Sugar
• 1 Teaspoon Salt
• ⅓ cup Shortening
• 1 cup Milk (more or less, I used slightly more although you can add a little flour in the kneading step).
The steps are pretty easy, and there are only a few..which makes this quick biscuit recipe even better!
1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Grease 9×13 cake pan with vegetable oil (I like having sides on the cake pan rather than a regular baking sheet).
3. Mix the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl with a fork.
4. Using the fork, cut in the shortening. You’ll know it’s mixed when it looks like crumbs.
5. Add about half of the milk to the dry ingredients and mix. Add the remaining mix a little at a time, you may not need an entire cup!
6. Once the milk is incorporated, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead gently.
7. Pat out flat and fold the dough in half, cut out your biscuits to the desired size, I suggest 2” to 3” or the top of a large glass ;).
8. Place cut biscuits on your greased pan leaving a little space and bake in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes.
9. When you pull them out of the oven, brush the tops with melted butter.
10. Brush tops of the hot biscuits with butter as they come out for extra YUM factor!
This particular recipe will get you about eight (8) biscuits. SO if you have a few extra, you can rewarm them tomorrow. OR, if you have strawberries on hand, slice them and add some sugar and use them for a dessert topping on your homemade biscuit!
Once you know how easy it is to bake bread and make biscuits, you’ll never fear heading to the grocery store when there is snow in the forecast. Save the drama and head straight for the beer or wine aisle and don’t forget the egg rolls..let the others fight over bread!
Hope everyone is staying safe out there and as always, warm dishes and love from My Tennessee Kitchen!